- Crude oil prices climb modestly on news that Sunni militants in Iraq have attacked and apparently seized control of most of the country's biggest oil refinery; Brent crude +0.1% to $113.54, WTI +0.3% to $106.66.
- "The militants have managed to break in to the refinery. Now they are in control of the production units, administration building and four watch towers. This is 75% of the refinery," according to an official speaking from inside the Baiji refinery in northern Iraq.
- ETFs: USO, OIL, UCO, SCO, DTO, BNO, DBO, CRUD, USL, UWTI, DWTI, DNO, SZO, OLO, OLEM, TWTI
at Nasdaq.com (Jan 15, 2015)